Category Archives: Amazing Stories

Beauty and the Beast

retold by Madame Leprince de Beaumont as the original version Once upon a time there was a rich merchant who had six children-three boys and three girls and his daughters were very beautiful but the youngest was admired the most. … Continue reading

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Cutting Remarks at a Tea Party?

(or, Syntax is Everything) “Your hair wants cutting,” said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. “You should learn not to make personal remarks,” Alice said with … Continue reading

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A Miraculous Birth

Christmas was begun with the birth of a baby into a Jewish family. The child was born in a stable. There could’ve been no humbler beginning. The child became a man who changed the world forever. Two candles start the … Continue reading

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Florinda and Yoringal

A Bros. Grimm fairy tale has typical elements of castles, witches and magic spells but quite a few, in the original German, were much darker and gruesome than would have been considered appropriate for children in the past or even … Continue reading

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The Story of Saint David

I have been celebrating this day with a wonderful group of people who comprise the Colorado Welsh Society. Most of the Welsh Festivals involve songs, traditional hymns and folk songs, dancing and always wonderful traditional food. If you have never … Continue reading

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Earth: The Undefended Fortress

Imagine this…. The earth started out as a round land mass with one very large continent. The ocean surrounded the continent like a moat. Comets are like siege missiles hurled by an unknown enemy. Over the centuries comets and the … Continue reading

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nil sine numine

(nothing without the divine will) Today I’m going to cover a bit of history involving a prehistoric King of England who was known as Canute (actually spelled Cnut). The funny pictured above is quite amusing to the average Englishman who … Continue reading

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Casperl

This Christmas I thought I’d share a wonderful story, unedited, discovered years ago in a holiday book I received as a gift. It was written by an American author and poet of the 19th century by the name of Henry … Continue reading

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Casperl Part Two

Part Two “Your Royal Highness,” he said, “I am only a wood-chopper; but, if you please, I am a strong wood-chopper and perhaps I can be of use to you.” “But why should you take the trouble to help me?” … Continue reading

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The longest short story ever written…

I don’t know how many of you have read the story by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman but it’s insidious plot makes for a long read even though, in truth, it is only about 19 pages worth of reading. It is … Continue reading

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